Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes
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We woke up early to walk into town to catch the bus to Lindos. Bus 17 turned out to be a lemon! We got the last 2 seats at the very back but hot air was pouring out from under the seat for the entire hour and a half trip. At Lindos we walked down the hill into the winding streets of the town and then back up to the Acropolis. Unfortunately it was closed due to a general strike ...
In the late 7th century A.D., Rhodes was fortified against attack from Arabs. Over the years it was further fortified and became an impregnable city from attacks from Turks, Franks and Arabs. We explored the wall around the city and the waterfront area. Swim on the beach across from our hotel. Very ...
Leaving the beauty and tranquility of Maheri and the villa was difficult. Mrs. Jenny and Costa gave us a gift of bags of oregano and mountain tea as well as a bottle of olive oil prepared in the traditional way with Costa's olives. The flight on ...
... street of the Knights, framed with medieval buildings, and had a look at the little shops in the old town. I quickly acquired a pair of ornate hand made earrings in a typical Greek design, symbolising the circle of life / a long life. We stopped for a gyro at a local taverna, where the highlight was undoubtedly the mountainous scoop of tzatziki we were given together with some heated pita bread. The ...
... with their colourful nets crumpled in heaps upon their decks or on the wharf, swarming with some kind of insect that’s even bigger than a hornet and looks very nasty, with a big stinger – we definitely wanted to stay away from those!
After a delicious lunch of spaghetti with marinara sauce, calamari, tuna salad, fresh bread and three kinds of different olives, we motored along the southeast coast up to Georgios Disalonas Bay for more swimming. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes Ixia
Fantastic Hotel for a lovely Holiday
We just wanted anyone who is thinking of going to Rhodes, Greece to know that this is the place to stay weve been for several years in a row now and it's amazing! Every member staff being helpful and cheerful, there are three outside pools the roof top one is mainly for familys with children while the other ground level are mainly for adults who just wish to laze beside the pool - most of the time we had the pool to ourselves! The only downside to this holiday is that there can be a very cooling breeze which does not help the tan!! You must visit the Coconut Restaurant just up the road from the hotel as they are just so friendly and the food is GREAT!!! If you book with First Choice go on their trips there all fantastic and Sharon their rep is just brilliant!
We had a fantastic time here! The food was wonderful! 5 courses for breakfast and evening meal, excellent value for money you really couldn't beat it! The evening meal was served in a combination of buffet and waiter service, you felt as though you had dined in style worth getting a little dressed up for! At breakfast you felt as though you were dinning on a cruise ship with great views out to sea. The staff were welcoming and good with children. A gentle relaxed feel to this 5 star hotel you didn't feel as though you were standing on ceremony. The only down side was the beach, although they have their own (private beach) which they maintain very well, it was small and not very appealing. However, the pools made up for it and our 5 year old had the time of her life! We wouldn't hesitate to go again.
Spoil your self
Go if its the only holiday you have. I thought this was a wonderful place. All the staff were lovely. Food was great. Room was clean and tidy but not a good veiw but a who goes on holiday to sit in their room? swimming pools lovely and clean. Yes the drinks were over priced but we only went up to the 11th floor to round off the evening. If you want a lively bar try the sports bar.
The staff at this hotel is really friendly and competent, there are 2 pools, one at the top on the 11 floor, another downstairs, plus a small private beach and a spa. Great for relaxing! Buffet just marvellous and dinner on the 10 floor with a view of the bay just a dream. Very good food. Extra drinks and food are ridiculously expensive but you can do without them. Great for this kind of rather impersonal, big hotel if you don't have the time to look up a cosy place with a real Greek flavour to it. The staff almost make up for the atmosphere you're missing. Get a car and get around the island, nothing in Ixia. Careful with the organised excursions (depends on your travel agent, not on the hotel). 1-day Trip to Marmaris in Turkey, waste of time (uninteresting tourist town, at least you set your foot in Turkey but...). Discover the surroundings yourself.
As this was my first trip to Rhodes i wanted to make sure that the accomodation was up to scratch even if the resort might not be, so i actually chose this hotel through Thompsons' deluxe range of hotels.
The Rodian Amathus is an absoulutely brilliant hotel. The staff are extremely polite and helpful, we made so many friends. The weather was beautiful; boiling hot in the day and cool at night with lovely breezes.
The two pools excel 5* - lovely!
The food is gorgeous, especially on Sundays with the greek buffets. At night the food was delicious. We ate out a few nights but the nicest food we had was definitely at the hotel. We will definitely be returning next year - no doubt about it!
We had a lovely break in rhodes. the hotel lived up to expectations. There was also a nice mix of nationalities (e.g. not all british package holiday makers) including greeks, which always is a good indicator. We liked the private beach area and pools and the food and service in the restaurant were quite good.
Everything we wanted
Stayed for 1 week at Rodian for our honeymoon and it was great. The facilites clean and maintained, great and friendly service, big and interesting pool areas (2 pools), plenty of space to lounge around them. Private Beach just 1 minute through an underpass, which was mostly quiet. Weather was great, but the big big plus is the food and restaurant! It was all-inclusive and excellent in quality AND quantity!!
would definitely recommend it.
We have just returned from our our 9th visit to Rhodes over the last 27 years and our first to this hotel.